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Jai Rawat

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Nationality  American

Name  Jai Rawat
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Occupation  Entrepreneur, Innovator, Public Speaker, Businessperson
Education  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Iowa State University

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Jai Rawat is a technology entrepreneur, innovator and public figure who has founded several successful technology companies, has authored many patents and is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurial conferences. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of ShopSocially. He is also a charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and sits on the advisory boards of several companies. He has received several awards and recognitions for his contributions.

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Professional career

Rawat began his professional career at LSI Corporation in 1993 as a software engineer where he helped create some of the most advanced Electronic Design Automation tools.

Rawat started his first company, Obongo with Samir Palnitkar in 1999. Obongo was an online identity management service offering single sign-on, eWallet and email spam control. It soon attracted a lot of attention from the top silicon valley investors and was funded by Sequoia Capital. Obongo generated a reach of over 40 million users before getting acquired by AOL in 2001.

As a senior executive at AOL, Rawat led the teams driving AOL's online commerce and mobile strategy.

In 2003 Rawat co-founded another company, AirTight Networks. AirTight provides secure Wi-Fi solutions and is being used by hundreds of businesses such as Pinkberry, Garden Fresh, John. C. Lincoln Hospitals, and MTA New York City Transit.

Rawat then decided to help other startups and became an executive consultant or advisor to many technology companies. These include TheFind.com, BuySight (acquired by AOL), Nimble Commerce, Trackle, Nanolane, Vividha and Story Truck.

Rawat then went on to start another company, ShopSocially in 2009 and is currently the CEO of ShopSocially.

Rawat has also been very active in several non-profit organizations promoting entrepreneurship and mentoring others. He has been a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) since 2003. He also chairs TiEcon, which is the largest conference in the world for entrepreneurs. Under his leadership TiEcon was recognized as a top 10 conference in the world on ideas and innovation along with TED and World Economic Forum. TiEcon speakers include Marissa Mayer, Vinod Khosla, Sal Khan, Deepak Chopra, Sam Pitroda and Steve Case.

Rawat was also the president of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association for a number of years and was also a founding member of Pan IIT organization.

Background and education

Rawat was born in 1969 in a small village in Rajasthan, India. Despite the lack of proper resources, he ranked 29th in the nation out of a pool of 100,000+ applicants and got admission into the most prestigious engineering college in India, IIT Kanpur (which was established under a US Agency for International development program called the Kanpur Indo-American Program or KIAP). Rawat got his bachelorĂ­s degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and then came to USA to get his master's degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University. He got married to Jyoti Rawat in 1993 and had 3 kids, Rishika, Yashvi, and Rohan.

Recognitions

Rawat has been awarded 17 technology patents for the innovative work he has done in his startups.

In 1999, he received the Leadership Award for Excellence and Promise in Business and Technology in 1999 from Siliconindia. Only 10 people of south Asian origin were selected worldwide for this award. Other awardees included Vinod Khosla and Narayana Murthy.

In 2003, in recognition of his success, he was selected to be a charter member of TiE.

He also received the IIT Kanpur Leadership Award in 2010, a highly celebrated recognition by his alma mater.

Rawat was also featured in "Jewels of India", a coffee table book highlighting successful Indian-American businessmen.

Appearances

Rawat has given numerous talks on the subjects of entrepreneurship and social media. These include a talk at Wharton business school, keynote address at various conferences, interviews and panel discussions at various events and more. Here are some of his talks/interviews:

  • TV Interview discussing his entrepreneurial journey
  • Interview with Startup America giving advice to young entrepreneurs
  • Keynote address opening TiEcon 2012, world's largest conference for entrepreneurs
  • Opening address for TiEcon 2011 as the conference chair
  • Interview with Drew Houston
  • Conference opening remarks
  • XCommerce conference by eBay
  • How to evaluate your idea, talk at San Jose State University
  • Patents

  • System and method for preventing screen-scrapers from extracting user screen names
  • Method and system of automating data capture from electronic correspondence
  • Method and apparatus for secure online transactions
  • Method and system for location estimation in wireless networks
  • Method and system for monitoring a selected region of an airspace associated with local area networks of computing devices
  • Method and system for disrupting undesirable wireless communication of devices in computer networks
  • System and method for preventing screen-scrapers from extracting user screen names
  • Intelligent method of order completion in an e-commerce environment based on availability of stored billing information
  • Method and system for disrupting undesirable wireless communication of devices in computer networks
  • Method and system of automating internet interactions
  • Method and system of capturing data for automating internet interactions
  • Method and apparatus for secure online transactions
  • Method and system for monitoring a selected region of an airspace associated with local area networks of computing devices
  • Method and system for monitoring a selected region of an airspace associated with local area networks of computing devices
  • Method and system of implementing recorded data for automating internet interactions
  • Client-side form filler that populates form fields based on analyzing visible field labels and visible display format hints without previous examination or mapping of the form
  • System and method for electronic wallet conversion
  • References

    Jai Rawat Wikipedia


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